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Food Storage Packing – Do-it-yourself Facts & Myths

By Denis Korn

Know the facts about do-it-yourself packing!

By popular demand I am posting this updated article first written 5 years ago and still timely and important, especially as more and more folks are packing their own to save money and create a diverse selection of food reserves. This information is always available […]

Facts & Myths About Do-It-Yourself Long Term Dry Food Packing

By Denis Korn

Do-it-yourself packing

This updated article that was written earlier and linked at various places on this blog, has created a great deal of interest. It has become even more important as the economy has stimulated preparedness planners to be as cost effective as possible and pack-their-own. Another reason for revisiting this article […]

Food Storage Packing – Do-it-yourself Facts & Myths – Revisited

By Denis Korn

Do-it-yourself packing

This article that was written last year and linked at various places on this blog, has created a great deal of interest. It has become even more important as the economy has stimulated preparedness planners to be as cost effective as possible and pack-their-own. Another reason for revisiting this […]

About Oxygen Absorbers – Revisited

By Denis Korn

Interest in the use of oxygen absorbers for those who pack their own food storage has been extremely high since I wrote the following post in February that introduced my detailed article Using and About Oxygen Absorbers. The post highlighted the beginning of my article with an appropriate link to the whole […]

About Using Oxygen Absorbers Properly – Revisited

By Denis Korn

Interest in the use of oxygen absorbers for those who pack their own food storage has been extremely high since I wrote the following post in February that introduced my detailed article Using and About Oxygen Absorbers. The post highlighted the beginning of my article with an appropriate link to the whole […]

Appliances & Equipment for Emergency Food Storage Preparation

By Denis Korn

Remember: The equipment you have assembled for emergency preparedness should match the scenarios, persons involved and time frames you have determined will affect your unique circumstances. Inappropriate and incomplete essential equipment for food preparation can significantly affect your emergency experience. Much of this equipment will be the same […]

My favorite grains & beans for food storage

By Denis Korn

I am often asked which grains and beans do I recommend for long term food storage? The ones I recommend I eat often and they taste great. I must admit I am prejudiced in my selection because I come from 35 years in the Natural Foods Industry. My list is short and […]

Food Storage Packing - Do-it-yourself Facts & Myths

Do-it-yourself Foil Pouches

By Denis Korn

The purpose of this article is to present specific details and recommendations for packing your own shelf stable foods for food storage, including what works and what doesn’t in creating an oxygen free atmosphere for long term food storage, and the common misconceptions of how to do your […]

Oxygen Absorbers

Ageless oxygen absorber

I want to start this article by letting those reading it know that after significant research, it was I who introduced the use of oxygen absorbers into the emergency food and outdoor recreational foods industries in the early 1990’s while owner of AlpineAire Foods. I did it because it was an […]

Storing Foods - The 6 Issues

There are six conditions to be aware of when storing food for emergency preparedness food storage, or outdoor recreation. The foods being referred to in this post are shelf-stable freeze-dried, dehydrated, dried commodities. Optimal storage conditions can also be applied to wet pack: retort, MRE’s, canned goods, and other specialty longer term wet pack foods.

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Basic & Traditional Food Commodities

This category includes dozens of varieties of grains, beans, legumes and seeds, and can be utilized in numerous forms such as; whole, cracked, flaked, instant, flour, pasta and sprouted.

Advantages:

Very economical- little cost for significant nutritional value. Easily obtainable. Stores well for long periods of time. Versatility of preparation options and diversity […]